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Peter Canisius

Peter Canisius, S.J. was a renowned Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest. He became known for his strong support for the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The restoration of the Catholic Church in Germany after the Protestant Reformation is largely attributed to the work there of the Society of Jesus, which he led. He is venerated in the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of... Read More

Born8 May 1521
Nijmegen, Duchy of Guelders, Habsburg Netherlands
Died21 December 1597 (aged 76)
Fribourg, Switzerland
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